A PODCAST FOR ARCADE LOVERS. From the owners of 100+ arcade and pinball cabinets, and the proprietors of a real-life arcade comes PODOUKEN, a brand new podcast that takes a deep dive into the world of video arcade games, and explores the history, story, strategy, art, music, restoration, preservation and fun of arcade games.
Tapper – Episode 072
DOWNLOAD Pull a stool up to the bar and prepare to be overpoured as we talk about Bally Midway’s ode to the service industry, Tapper. Who was actually behind this strategic bartending simulator? How did a marketing opportunity lead... Read more
Dig Dug – Episode 071
DOWNLOAD Welcome to the beginning of the Blue Collar miniseries that explores the ordinary and dependable workers who somehow become the hero of their own arcade game. So it’s time to pop some Pookas, fry some Fygars, and eat some... Read more
Killer Instinct – Episode 070
DOWNLOAD We’re out of continues on the Nintendo Life miniseries so let’s end with a C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER! What happens when some of the top 90s arcade companies come together to make a game through brute force? We get the Killer... Read more
R-Type – Episode 069
DOWNLOAD In this very nice episode we discuss the classic Irem shooter that became known as the last dedicated Nintendo arcade released in the States all thanks to Kung Fu – the tubular R-Type. How did a dung beetle become... Read more
Playchoice -10 / Nintendo Super System – Episode 068
DOWNLOAD Unlike the PlayChoice-10 we won’t charge you a quarter for every 300 seconds that you listen (which would be about $11.00 for this episode) but we sure will talk about it and the SNES counterpart – the Nintendo Super... Read more
Nintendo Vs. System – Episode 067
DOWNLOAD It’s our unrequited love letter to one of the best arcade cabinets ever made in an episode that doesn’t focus just on a game or a series, but an entire system – the Nintendo Vs. System. How did Nintendo... Read more
In episode 45 talking about MKAGP someone talking about what vr . VR stand for virtual reality like meta quest
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I’m excited whenever this comes out every fortnight. I don’t know anything about how the actual arcade machines work, but the hosts make it all sound very interesting and fun. Every game is well researched and you’ll probably walk away with a few new tidbits of info on your head.
I’ve really enjoyed listening about arcade history. Getting to relive my youth! Keep up the great work.